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to be had. but, what i think the american people don't want to see is a focus on the next election instead of a focus on them. and, i don't have another election. and you know, michelle and i were talking last night about, you know, what an incredible honor and privilege it is to -- to be put in this position. and there are people all across the country, millions of folks who have worked so hard to help us get elected. but there are also millions of people that may not have voted for us and are also counting on us. we take that responsibility very seriously. i take that responsibility very seriously. and -- i hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. of senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said they want watergate style hearings on the attack in benghazi. they said if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything they can to block her nomination. i would like your reaction to that. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> i'm not
newly elected president. >> we're getting a clearer picture of how the president won. he lost white voters by 20 points to mr. romney but won the women's vote and among nonwhites had 80% to romney's 20%. romney couldn't believ believe -- romney gave a gracious speech. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader. >> we have fought our way back. we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> obama won ohio, the critical swing state with 18 electoral votes. the state now voted for the winning presidential candidate in the last 13 elections. and no republican won without the state of ohio. >> the president will face the same divide at congress, democrats will retain control of the senate. republicans lost three key senate seats. two independents generally vote with them. there is now a record high number of women serving in the senate. women hold 19 of the seats. the house is staying in republican hands with 233 republicans and 185 democrats. and nancy pelosi'
. victory lap. it was a modern american election. that gave president obama four more years. >> i believe we can seize this future together. >> how did a new patchwork of americans come together to give him the win? and force a tough gut-check moment for the republican party? >> paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> can they recover? and change with the changing america? what is the world saying tonight? how about wall street? and what did the president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, pulling together. the obamas starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening. and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul-searching for the republican party. and a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these are
>>> this morning, bracing for a showdown. >> the president breaks his post-election silence today to weigh in on that looming fiscal cliff. the house speaker, already drawing a line in the sand to our diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. >>> it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and ro
leader and republican house majority leader talking about compromise the day after the election. democrat and republican leaders in california say rez obama needs to seize on this opportunity. >> listen to individual members on both sides. develop the relationships that are necessary when you have big, difficult problems.. >> republicans need to lack for places where they can work with the president that would be government reform. they need to make a better case on the tax policies. >> today john boehner stressed election was not a mandate for raising taxs.. >> and stocks sank on wall street. dow saw the worst day of the year. the nasdaq and dow drop considerably. others a they expect that had drop off if barack obama won. the president and congress cannot agree on an expiring $800 billion plan. >> workers strike against railly supermarket led to an arrest. tonight union employees gathering to show solidarity. alan wong is live at the railly's tonight with the story. >> there are communications director arrested here at the knob hill store. i'm told there is a dispute over a paycheck so
election in san francisco, a contested race for supervisor is too close to call tonight. returns updated today show former city commissioner with a lead of 331 votes over norman yee in district 7. in district five, however, ultras are clear. the supervisor is likely out after less than 10 months in office, possibly because of the vote supporting reinstated sheriff ross mirkarimi. she got a lot of heat about that vote. we're live with more on the story. uz counting continus at city hall. i talked to the elections director. he tells me did he not believe those ballots are going to change the outcome in district five, where it appears incumbent has been unseated. closed today. and she did not return phone calls. but her apparent political demise is the talk around city hall. she was appointed to the seat in january to replace ross mirkarimi. when the mayor attempted to toss mirkarimi from the position, after a domestic violence incident with his wife, she was one of four supervisors voted to give him his job back. >> i believe that consequences of the decision affected that race. there was
the election may be over, but the clock is ticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and business leaders have begun to come forward to warn the government there will be serious economic consequences if there's no deal. at issue, the fiscal cliff, a doomsday law that hikes taxes and unleashes a wrecking ball of cuts by january 1st. so, i started by asking speaker boehner if this time, he and the now re-elected president are going to make a deal. what was the first word you said to yourself when you knew that the president was going to win again? >> the hand i was dealt. i'll play it. and i went to bed. >> reporter: right away? how early? >> 11:15. i saw the handwriting on the wall for a couple of hours. and at 11:15, race was, in my view, finished. i went to sleep. and slept like a baby. >> reporter: the fiscal cl
the election. >> a bay area company making history for zibing car of the future tesla motors car of the career as abc 7 explains it's the first in more ways than one. as he fluged into charges, craig is lusting after the silver sedan. >> interest is a reservation two years. >> now, the waiting list may grow longer as it becomes first nongasoline car ever to become the car of the year. >> we're happy to achieve it. >> it points out model f and cars from porsche and lexus. >> they thoes chose model s. it's something never happened before. >> the model f is a family car but draws its roots from the roadster. there is a low century of gravity.ydnw >> he set out to build this car as an electric vehicle. i think that goes to show you start from scratch. >> it's not a cheap product priced between $50 and $100,000. but to craig keith, it's worth it. >> he says we're not trying to build the best electric car. we're trying to build the best car. >> tesla is not wasting time. it's due out in time for 2014 model year. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> the popularity of election car may depend on the price of ga
' extramarital affair compromise intelligence? >>> with washington still divided after tuesday's election, can the president and congress find common ground on the fiscal cliff, immigration and other big issues? we'll ask our headliners, the vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, republican saxby chambliss and the senator responsible to adding to the democrat majority, senator patty murray. >>> and our powerhouse round table, with representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia
a lightning bolt. >> reporter: top intelligence officials were not informed until election day. the president was told the day after. >> the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: but a former fbi agent said the bureau followed protocol. >> the initial complaint was harassment. it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking. but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: administration officials said the timing of the disclosure had nothing to do with politics, but congress is vowing to investigate, david. >> pierre thomas, thank you. >>> and the other major headline from washington this evening, the so-called fiscal cliff, now quickly approaching. and on this sunday, new signals republicans are willing to work with the president, to a point. here's abc's david kerley now. >> reporter: across the dial today, the parties sounded like they could make a deal. >> i think there's aasis for the deal. >> i absolutely believe there is. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from the major players. >> i'm
election day loss. >> while talking to some of his biggest donors wednesday, romney kind of echoed his 47% remark suggesting the president bought his re-election victory. here is abc's david muir. >> reporter: mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election. next to the convention center where he hoped to deliver the one speech he had written. his victory speech. but now in the week since the election, abc news has learned mitt romney has been explaining his loss to his closest advisers and top donors and it started at a breakfast the very next morning. perhaps his most eye opening explanations yet during his conference call with a larger group of donors. romney arguing president obama won in part because of gifts the obama administration had given to particular groups in this country. >> what the president -- the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of this base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> reporter: among those groups the gifts went to, romney discusses the a
there is. >> we need to put politics aside. the election is over. >> reporter: it's the same tone we heard from major players. >> i'm open pro compho comproe myself. >> reporter: speaker boehner said they would have to avoid nasty fights and according to "the new york times," they seemed to listen. but it could push the country offer the fiscal cliff, the 1st of january. that's when the number of tax cuts expired dubbed taxmageddon. and severe cuts that defense spending would be triggered. the sticking point on avoiding that cliff -- taxes. the president campaigned on and won on letting tax cuts for the rich expire. a leading republican said no. >> no republican is going to vote for higher tax rates. we will generate revenue from eliminating deductions from loopholes. >> reporter: if that sounds like the argument we heard before, you're right. that rates for the rich rise. are we headed for that cliff? >> so if the republicans will not agree with that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over next year. >> on friday, congressional lea
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today california leaders say the solution can be found in what happened on election day. >> on this veterans day, congresswoman nancy pelosi saluted the service of our veterans but spoke extensively about the fiscal cliff. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we he to do it with growth, contraction of jobs and cuts and revenue. >> when she returns to washington, she'll be facing a house of representatives still led by republicans who continue to dig their heals in against raising taxes on the wealthy. >> the american people have spoken. the president made tax fairness a center pee -- center northeastpiece of his campaign. >> a sentiment he can bowed by the governor. >> our correct as nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block, and, yes, cuts going forward of certain commitments, that has to be addressed and so also revenue, and revenue means taxes. >> brown championed proposition 30. it passed last week and will raise $6 million a year by slightly hiking sales taxes and raising income taxes on high-wage earners. >> i can tell you in california, you can
petraeus and john allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election the white house has said the president now stands by allen. we are also seeing the woman at the center of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligible ] some officials describe her 20 to 30,000 e-mails with general allen as flirtatious others calling the
questions during a news conference following the election. three issues cia sex scandal. the president says this drama has no bearing on national security. tax cuts, he says the nation cannot afford tax breaks for wealthyest americans and says anyone who has an issue with un ambassador susan rice, a possible choice for secretary of state should go after him not her. rice has come under skrut my on the handling of attacks on the u.s. embassy in ben dwaz gazy some republicans vowed to block the phone shall nomination. the president took a wide range of questions for nearly an hour and talk btd resignation of david petraeus and discovered -- discussed mandatory spending cuts and tax increases will take affect. >> top priority has to be jobs and growth. got to build on progresses we've made. we've got a growing, thriving middle class. >> republicans say they're willing to make a deal but are adammant taxes not increase. dow jones fell today on news a deal is not close. nancy pelosi says she wants to keep her role, her post as house minority leader. she will run to keep her job. the 7-year-old w
, the tough election defeat. one week ago, millions of americans saw his name on the ballot running for vice president of the united states. tonight, abc's jonathan karl sits down with him to ask why did they lose? how did it go wrong on election night? >> reporter: how much of a shock was it? >> well, you know, we thought we had a very good chance of winning. you know, the polling and the data and all the people who are the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty optimistic view on the night, and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning, so, as you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock when we didn't win. >> reporter: you were the running mate. was that the campaign paul ryan would have run? >> oh, gosh. you know, i think when you join a ticket three months out, you join somebody's campaign. i was really impressed with the way mitt and ann brought us into the fold, so i was very encouraged by that. i really enjoyed it, and i wanted to run a big campaign on ideas. we did that. we ran on ideas. >> reporter: "saturday night live" poked
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days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. and, uh -- >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhunt for the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke-charvet's surprising diagnosis. the 41-year-old superfit mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so many who need it. >> 77% of fuel stations, gas stations, in new york city, are closed. have run dry. it's
since his re-election. >> as if he doesn't have enough on his plate. right? >>> also this half hour, we have reported here about dangers of cheerleading. go team. go, rob. go "world news now." you probably know where we're going with this one. we have the latest example from last night in the nba. >> pretty horrific to watch. we'll tell you exactly how this one ended. >> hope she's okay. >>> we're hearing this morning from paul ryan. he tells our john karl about the shock of last tuesday night and whether president obama now has a mandate to govern in his second term. some interesting comments from the former veep candidate. >> whether or not he is considering 2016. >>> we mentioned the guy the voice of elmo yesterday in ""the skinny,"" well, a distinctly adult story involving a children's character with new developments. stay with us for that. >>> we begin with the first pictures of paula broadwell since it was revealed she did have an affair with david petraeus. broadwell, as you can see here, was seen at her brother's house in washington right there in the window eating and having a
, but the more dramatic story is who got him there. it was a history-making election, where blacks, hispanics and single women made themselves heard like never before. >>> another storm. tonight, powerful winds, snow and rain are barrelling down on the already punch drunk east coast, forcing mandatory evacuations on the heels of superstorm sandy's devastation. we are on the ground in the hardest hit communities. >>> and, biting apple. lukewarm sales for the new ipad mini. stock prices crumbling to a five-month low. are competitors finally getting the best of the house that jobs built? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is chan
the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles roar into a mall, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. and it's only her first season on the field. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i just said, take that, cheerleaders. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recovering. as you see, elizabeth vargas is here. president obama back at the white house right now. his first big challenge, negotiate a new budget deal with congress. the speaker of the house says he's open -- suggests he's open to a compromise on taxes. and you have to pay attention to this. these negotiations are going to affect everyone's taxes before next year. we're going to get into that just ahead
.republican buzz says will not sign a budget that included only spending cuts. with the bitter election over, both sides seem ready, however to, find common ground. >> not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> i don't want to box myself in or anyone else in. i think that it's important to come to an agreement with the president. this is his opportunity to lead. >> president ob yumma scheduled to begin negotiations on a federal budget deal. the talk of taf f taxes was a bitter pill forg]!mp investors o swallow. stocks dove then recovered to finish flat today. dow jones gained four points. stock market lost 2% of the value this week. >> right now, in san jose, people still signing up for free holiday food from sake kret kred hard community service. 2000 families started lining up in the rain lastíxÑ night. >> not too good. >> she is describing what holidayings would be like in her house. she is weight around the corner from the front door, halfway down the street. crystal spent the night in cold and rain to get a better spot. >> we've got a house ful
the timing of this all coming days after the election. if as you said the fbi had been investigating for months, how is it that the white house and congress were both left in the dark? >> representative peter king, one of those raising questions, why didn't the fbi tell the committees and the white house earlier, no response directly from the white house yet. the intelligence committee and investigators rather for the intelligence community will undoubtedly say that, listen, this was not a matter of national security. what they found was a personnel issue and that's why they passed it on when they passed it on. >> all right, i have a feeling the story is far from over. david, thank you so much. dan? >> i would agree with you on that. thanks, bianna. >>> this scandal has derailed two promising careers. paula broadwell is a lifelong overachiever, she worked in military intelligence, graduated from harvard and wrote a best-selling book, a homecoming queen, a triathlete and a mother of two. abc's reena ninan has that side of the story from washington. good morning, reena. >> reporter: go
. >>> the day after the election it is back to work for the president after a grueling campaign. president obama and his family arrived back at the white house tonight. the president and congress have a big deadline to contend with. on january 1st, an $800 billion tax cut will expire and analysts say it will hurt the nation's economic recovery. the president called top ranking democrats and republicans to talk about the work ahead. republicans seemed willing to compromise. >> we also have the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. certainly won't do it in a lame duck session of congress. the house stands ready to work with you to do what is best for our country. >> the president will have to work with republicans to make that happen. republicans have control of the house. there are still nine undecided seats, but it will not affect control of the body. democrats have the power. they have 54 eastbound ins in their caucus and one independent senator who is expected to lean democratic. despite the majority, the senate still needs 60 votes to pass most legislation. >> protests may take place out
with paul ryan, who won re-election in wisconsin as a representative, while losing the race for vice president. but this new congress will have a new feel. wins by senator-elect elizabeth warren of massachusetts and tammy baldwin, the first openly-gay senator from wisconsin, are helping women reach new numbers in influence. >> women have been the bastian of bipartisanship in the senate. we'll see if that's true with the new crop of women, who are a little more from the extremes of their parties than the women they're replacing. >> reporter: and the speaker of the house, kicking off barack obama's second term, by saying he wants to do everything he can to help the president succeed. not as a liberal and not as a conservativ conservative. but rather, as a leader that can bring everyone together. mark greenblatt, capitol hill. >>> more than 24 hours have passed since the concession and victory speeches. but once again, the counting not over in florida. even though it no longer matters, florida's 29 electoral votes remain unclaimed. several counties are tallying absentee ballots. and som
supervisor christina alagi in tuesday's election one of four who vote give the sheriff his job back. mirkarimi was us is ed from office, following a domestic violence incident involving his wife before he was reinstated. >>> in four hours the bay area's newest shopping center will open. amy hollyfield got the jump on the rest of us, she is live in livermore with a preview -- >> reporter: the paragon outlet mall will be opening this first in 11 years. employees are gathering these are the people who will be doing the valet parking. security told us there is so much excitement, they had to turn people away who wanted to camp out and be the first here for the opening. the mall has 130 stores and restaurants. so many people are expected today that officials think there will be traffic delays in the area this is off of the 580 in livermore at the el charro exit. predict s are this will generate six to eight million dollars a -- year in sales tax revenue for livermore people in this area say that it is such a welcome relief after a few tough years. >> i see this humongous mall going up wi
. >>> president obama set to make first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid so-called fiscal cliff we've been hearing about. that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will be asking congressional republicans and democrats to work together to tackle the fiscal problems. he will be speaking from the white house 10:00 our time and you want to stay with abc7 morning news at 6:15 we go live to washington, d.c. for a preview of today's remarks. >>> traffic and weather together, next. here's a live look outside, golden gate bridge, looks like there might be a little mist nothing like the storms we had overnight. meteorologist mike nicco will tell you where those storms are going using live doppler hd. >>> also ahead, alaska airlines debuts a new fleet of aircraft. [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. one shower moving through the heart of san jose heading towards lincoln and almaden sliding to the south and east you can see it is going to head down 101 possibly to morgan hill as it heads into the higher country it is going to produce snow we talk
officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, mike morell, with whom president obama has worked closely, during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk about what went wrong at benghazi and, of course, the cia is under constant pressure because of the threat of terrorist attack, diane. >> thank you, jake. and jake will be back in a moment on other news. but first,
will be asked about the petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon, the first since his re-election. abc news will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon eastern time. >>> and it is not over. another top general is in trouble for less than ethical conduct. william kipward has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses. he is being forced to retire as a three-star general and pay back more than $80,000. >> not a banner week for our military. >>> we're following a developing story overseas. a deadly explosion at a nato base in southern afghanistan. one soldier was killed in that blast tuesday. the cause of the explosion is still unknown. but military officials say there's no indications of an enemy attack. the nationality of the soldier has not been released. >>> house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, is promising an announcement this morning involving her political future. pelosi says she will reveal whether or not she will continue as minority leader, after the democrats failed to win enough seats last
point crews were on the roof to get to hot spots. >>> president obama is set to make his first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. tahman bradley is in washington and joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. shortly after president obama was reelected, he called congressional leaders to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. it is a major issue that needs to be resolveed by the end of the year. democrats and republicans say they are willing to talk but there's major hurdles. showdown looming, as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an interview house speaker boehner drew a hard-line on raising taxes but opened the door to raising more revenue. >> i would do that, if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,0
take a look at what's happening. >>> on election night governor jerry brown celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the stat's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales taxes. >> we think the recent tax package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective is going to really start to dislodge the serial ceo management and places in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid to turn it into opportunity. the greater phoenix council launched a new program this week aimed at luring california companies away. >> we think it will happen. we know virginia, north carolina, texas, south carolina will be in the target talking to california businesses. we want to present a greater opportunity for phoenix. >> the phoenix group hopes to fly in 50 ceos. they are interested in luring leaders of companies with 200 employees or more to intro them to arizona's lower tax structure. >> we would encourage them to go because once they go to a place like that they will say this isn't, you know, this
. today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. he'll make a statement from the white house about his plan to spur the economy and reduce the nation's deficit. meanwhile house speaker john boehner has already signaling his willingness to hammer out a budget deal in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sayer, boehner made it clear that he's not open to raising taxes, but he did express confidence he and the president could find some common ground. >>> sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency
says they want. >> reporter: and that's the problem. the president declared the election proof that americans agree with his approach, including the rich paying more, even though the congressional budget office says letting taxes increase for the rich, could cost 200,000 jobs. >> it would be a negative. but it would be digestible. and i think at the end of the day, necessary to address our long-term fiscal policy. >>> the opening negotiating position from the republicans seems to be, don't increase tax rates. but get rid of some deductions to bring in more tax money. that may not be enough to keep us from going over that fiscal cliff. but that fall may be enough to force political leaders to finally do something. >> if we do nail this down, reasonably so, i think the economy's off and running. so, we're just one piece of legislation away from a much stronger economy. >> reporter: but getting that one piece of legislation may prove very difficult. the president said the voters picked his path. and the house speaker, rightly points out that americans did return the republican hou
we take a look at what's happening. >>> on election night governor jerry brown celebrated the passage of proposition 30. 54% of voters decided to raise income taxes on the stat's top earners and agreed to a hike in sales taxes. >> we think the recent tax package that was passed that really targets what we call high performers or producers from an economic perspective is going to really start to dislodge the serial ceo management and places in places like silicon valley. >> in a bid to turn it into opportunity. the greater phoenix council launched a new ram this week aimed at luring california companies away. >> we think it will happen. north carolina, texas, south carolina will be in the target talking to california businesses. we want to present a greater opportunity for phoenix. >> the phoenix group hopes to fly in 50ceos. they are interested in luring leaders of companies with 200 employees or more to intro them to arizona's lower tax structure. >> we would encourage them to go because once they go to a place like that they will say this isn't, you know, this isn't certainly what i
it could push the economy back into a recession. lawmaker intrnz putting off get past elections. now, that happened. congress fails to act by the end of the year, spending cuts and tax increases will kick in, costing average american household about 3700s oodz that would take so much demand out of the economy that we might find ourselves in another recession. >> the labor secretary says nobody wants that.]n'ytlñ our political analyst says there is no deal in the works. >> right now they're not prepared. there is no agreement on basic principals. all we know is that cuts are looming and that cuts across the board are looming. >> speaker of the house john boehner appeared to dig in his heels on the suggestion of tax increases.. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given wheream> democratic stlat gist and former clinton advisor. >> i do think they get paid on the clinton play book on this. >> saying president needs to sell voters on a vision of compromise. >> the president doesn't make the case. people are confused on it. the way healt
thanks to california voters. ÷x#?fther half hour >>> election is over but there is little time to celebrate. the country heading for another crisis. awbc 7 sus snus here now with the booming -- looming financial cliff. >> in attempting to deal with its deficit congress put into place these spending cuts that killwill kick in at the end of the year. cuts could force the economy back into a recession. so called fiscal cliff looming at the end of the year, leaders from both parties say they're working together. >> and i'm confident that he and i. >> compromise is not a dirty word. >> if congress fails to act on a deal, automatic spending cuts and tax increases will take affect costing average american household about $3700. >> that would imperil the economy. saying both sides put off working on a deal until after the election there. is little time to findizñ a compromise. >> i think in the interim the president is going to work with run republicans to create a patch. >> long term republicans and democrats will have to compromise and in an interview the speaker of the house today
, is when they vacated congress. >> they elected senators and a president and waiting for the u.s. government to collapse. whit does, they say they will take charge. >> we're working for limited government. >> the group follows common law,8ni and believes paying tas is optional its a matter of us being sovereign to rule our selfs.. >> this is all aáteÑ gigantic joke. >> mark with the southern law center tracks their activities. the republic leadership states it's not part of the sovereign movement and did not promote violence. he says the beliefs fit the ideology. >> they have the same set of ideas. the government is not lenl jit mitt. it's engaged in a massive rippoff of the citizens. >> this is not a crime. >> it said fbi doesn't get involved unless there is evidence of illegal activity. >> it's a priority. individuals who may become violent.ii? >> buckly says most crimes are schemes involving mortgage fraud or promises to relieve debt. the president of the group is in custody on fraud and tax charges. >> this man has been traveling around telling people they can get out of
of this, coming just days after the election, if the fbi had been investigating the situation for months, how is it the white house and congress were both left in the dark. >> reporter: peter king one raising questions. no response directly from the white house yet. investigators for the intelligence community will say, listen, this wasn't a matter of national security. what they found was a personnel issue. >> all right, i have a feeling that this story is far from over. david, thank you so much dan? >>> this scandal has derailed two promising careers. paula broadwell is a life long overachiever, she graduated from harvard, a triathlete and mother of two. >> reporter: i spoke to friends and colleagues who knew paula broadwell. they called her the star of her generation at west point. technology can't solve all of the problems. featured in a documentary about weapons system. military smarts and enviable physique, friends said that she was devoted to the cause of wounded warriors. making this ironic that this scandal comes on veterans day weekend. >> takes the time to help somebody like m
the election and abc7 news will carry it live starting at 10:30 this morning. >>> work continues to cleanup san francisco city hall after a fire and explosion in the basement. terry mcsweeney just tweeted everything is not going to be back to normal this morning. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with a spokeswoman from the mayor's office. the first and second floors are working under normal power. you can see lights on, on all the floors, the third and fourth on generator power they consider the generator power to be iffy to have those offices open today. first and second floor as usual, third and fourth floors not until regular power gets restore 3rd expecting that sometime this afternoon. city attorneys and economic development department they will be notified employees in those offices, following city protocol as to what they should do with regards to work today. look at the scene last night 9 30 the firefighters were called out after what they are -- what they are call ago electrical explosion and fire in the basement of city hall, the fire triggered the sprinkler system which lead to
of representatives and it didn't happen. not likely to happen in the next election two years from now. question, would she step down? >> nancy pelosi announced she'd like to stay on. >> we have work to do. and i have made a decision to submit my name to serve as the house democratic leader. >> pelosi failed in the drive to take back the house and return as speaker but says that is not going to count against her. >> my colleagues made it clear. they must have coordinated because message was clear don't think of leaving. >> on election night i asked the spokesman for the committee if pelosi had failed. >> she's best fund-raiser in the history of american politics in the house. >> in 22 months she attended 650 fund raising events, raising $72 million for democratic members of congress. saying they could wind up with as many as eight more meets. >> i think expectation is that there is never a chance to get into the house again because of the restricting that took place. >> pelosi said she wants a seat at the table when the president calls. today, the president told reporters he will be calling cong
conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton told him, quote, i thought you w
was disclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton t
. it is the same group who successfully campaigned to defeat supervisor christina alagi in tuesday's elections she was one of four who voted to give mirkarimi his job back. >>> mike is here with the storm that is now slowly coming upon us. >>> slowly is the key still not in some areas but it is on its way going to bring rain, small hail even snow could be possible. i'll give you a timetable for that we still have frost in the forecast too. >>> new outlet mall opens in the bay area today with dozens of stores, the jobs and of stores, the jobs and traffic it is creating. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway
for the holiday season. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama set to make his first post election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will ask republicans and democrats to work together. he will speak from the white house at 10:00 this morning, our time, about tax increases and spending cuts that will come automatically if congress doesn't act before january 1st. more coming up in the next half hour. >>> new report shows bay area job market should expand more quickly. the bay area -- job totals should expand by 7.2% overall. professional and business services will grow the most quickly over two years. education and health care are expected to grow by 10%, leisure and hospitality will expand by 9%. the only bay area job losses are expected to come from government agencies. >>> moraga school board president has abruptly resigned hours after winning reelection tuesday. the district superintendent e-mailed parents last night about the resignation, effectively immediately. the school di
to be reminded. the election just ended and then all of a sudden thanksgiving two weeks away. >> now the turkey can be dropped off at the food bank center and bing center in san carlos. extended the ours to make donating easier and information for donating to the just go to our web site and look under see it on t v. also find a if you get list of food center in your neighbor. it's not just a meal. it is a day of community building. reporting live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> surely. that thanks very much. >> up next. bay area virus hunters on a mission. >> i'm basically ready for nature to give me another curve ball. >> inside the lab researchers trying to save one step ahead of the next outbreak. >> soft drink. probably not part of the diet but it might be but new cola will slim you down. shoppers fighting fashion treasure without heading to the mall. >> all of that and later on "nightline". >> come up next on "nightline". the shocking new details in the sex scandal brought down the head of the cia. high profile mistress the fbi investigation that unraveled it all, we have t more. new
this past wednesday to alert the white house, notably after the election? and why didn't they alert relevant members of congress at all? officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal, but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus, and so far no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, ages 4 and 6. shades on her family's charlotte home are drawn. a poignant note etched in chalk on their driveway, "dad loves mom." for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt that he had let the team down and that he obviously wanted to make it -- to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007 in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming. it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his
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